Liam Listens #10: “Among the Stars and Bones” and “Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services”

It’s my 10th post! Can you believe it? I’ve done this 10 times! Whoa! That’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! That’s extra cool! This week I’ve been listening to Among the Stars and Bones and Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services!

Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services: “Case 14: Taking Criticism”

Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magical Services is back and open for business! Well, not quite yet, but she’s getting there! Getting stronger! Refreshing! Becoming the best witch she can be! Fresh off Season 1’s incredible, moving finale, Kalila’s been taking some time off of work to realign and reconcile herself with her Shadow, who had until recently been wreaking havoc with her life and work. Under the tutelage of the patient yet not-shit-taking witch Gloria Sousa, played amazingly by Forenza ASMR, Kalila has been recording her day-to-day life with her new companion. She attempts to reopen her practice, only to come out of her first day back at work with a mixed success, with Shadow accusing her of being dishonest with herself and her first client. All the while, the Fey migration into the material world is looming large over the heads of the local coven.  The first episode of Season 2 has hit the ground running, and I’m thrilled for what’s next. But a good thing about it is that it’s running at a nice, pleasant place? Like I don’t think I’d be out of breath trying to stay with it? Like yeah, there’s pieces moving around in the background, setting things up for the rest of Season 2, but the focus is still on Kalila coming to terms with her new relationship with her Shadow, and I really am very about that. It’s the sort of low-level aspects of the show that I really love, and that’s what comes into play here. Another aspect of this episode that I super dug is that Kalila’s not yet fully in tune with Shadow yet. The two of them were really at odds with one another until very recently, and it’s to be expected that they still need some time to get used to each other! I’m looking forward to seeing their relationship more fully evolve! I can’t wait for the next episode!

Among the Stars and Bones: “S1E1 – The Key to Humanity’s Future”

Ohhhh, this one’s a very spooky one. I’m really vibing with it so far! Among the Stars and Bones is telling the story of a xenoarchaeological mission to the planet Tefen, told through the eyes of some of it’s various personnel. Ruins have been discovered on the planet, and it’s up to members of the Herodotus mission to discover everything they can about them and what secrets they hold! There’s a lot of different facets to the show, from the inter-personnel squabbles about who gets jurisdiction where that has to be handled by the just arrived and already overworked Comptroller Adrienne Barnes, to the more ominous implications of some of the discoveries already being made in this episode by the maverick renegade Gordon Price, played amazingly by Graham Rowat. It’s gotten me very thrilled to see what comes next for these characters, and I’m really interested in learning more about the planet, our heroes, and what’ll happen to them! What’s in the box, indeed? Or in this case, what’s going to happen next to them! Ah! Looking forward to it!

Here’s where you can find Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services:

Here’s where you can find Among the Stars and Bones:

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